Rebecca Fox

All abuzz about Science Festival

All abuzz about Science Festival

Learning the science of honey will be one of the children's workshops being held as part of the festival's theme, Everyday Science: Food for Thought.

Coastal rivers under watch as rain continues

Coastal rivers under watch as rain continues

River levels remained volatile around eastern Otago last night as heavy rain continued to fall.

Endangered dolphins still being netted

Endangered dolphins still being netted

Disturbing numbers of endangered Hector's and Maui dolphin deaths have been reported in the last year, showing new protection measures are not as effective as had been hoped, University of Otago Associate Professor Liz Slooten says.

Permission sought for marine tours

Permission sought for marine tours

A fishing charter business run out of Port Chalmers should soon be joining those showcasing Otago Harbour's marine wildlife.

Camp areas, cycleways get funding

Camp areas, cycleways get funding

A new camping ground at the Lindis Hotel Historic Reserve will be further developed as a result of new work announced as part of Vote Conservation's $424 million budget announced yesterday.

Air quality breaches up

So far this year, some towns in Otago have breached the national air quality standard 22 times compared to only six times during the same period last year.

Hundreds of passengers left in a fog

Persistent low fog enveloped Dunedin International Airport yesterday morning, disrupting the flight plans of hundreds of people.

'Fascinating' monarch latest obsession

'Fascinating' monarch latest obsession

Monarch butterflies have become Dunedin woman Jennifer Bradshaw's latest obsession.

Policy needed for development on hazard-prone land

Individual "piecemeal" decisions allowing development on hazard-prone land will continue without any long-term national strategic direction, Environmental Defence Society policy analyst Raewyn Peart said recently.

Vandals attack ecosanctuary fence

Vandals attack ecosanctuary fence

Vandalism of Orokonui Ecosanctuary's predator-proof fence has left the enclosure vulnerable to pests on two occasions.